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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2017 


Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; Jared Kushner’s security clearance in the balance; some see drastic implications for Medicaid in the just revealed U.S. Senate healthcare bill; and harnessing the talents of older workers.

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Public News Service - IN: Education

Indiana high school student Haley Johnson gets a lesson in Chinese calligraphy. (V. Carter)

VALPARAISO, Ind. -- The president of China arrives in the U.S. today for meetings with President Donald Trump, and some Indiana high school students have a particular interest in the meeting. They just returned from China. The eight-day visit took the students to see the Great Wall and Tiananamen

Simiyu House in Kenya was built by volunteers through Indiana University at Bloomington. (Eric Smith)

KOUTS, Ind. – A student teaching project through Indiana University has turned into a quest to keep children in school in Africa. Eric Smith is a Portage High School graduate, attended IU Bloomington and now is a middle school English teacher in Kouts, but spends most of his free time workin

Indiana's youngest residents will be the focus of some of the new legislation coming to the General Assembly starting next month. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – The new year will bring a new session for state lawmakers in just a couple of weeks. The Indiana General Assembly begins 2017 with a new governor, and some new faces filling House and Senate seats at the state Capitol. Mindi Goodpaster, public policy director for the Marion Co

More than 200,000 children in Indiana will cast ballots in a mock election on Election Day. (inbar.org)

INDIANAPOLIS – Thousands of Hoosiers will be casting ballots next week, but their votes won't count. It's a civics lesson for students ages five and up. Indiana state law requires students from 6th to 12th grades be given lessons on the country's election process. The Indiana Kids’ E

Some school districts around the country are considering cutting recess time, but experts say that could be a mistake. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS — As schools work to meet academic and testing standards, some are cutting back on recess time to make room for more class time. But, experts say that can have long-term negative consequences for children. Playtime isn't downtime, said Tami Silverman president and CEO of the Ind

Two scholarships in Indiana have the goal of recruiting more minority students to become teachers. (Michael Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – Two scholarship deadlines are approaching for minority students in Indiana who want to become teachers. The William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship and Earline S. Rogers Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities offer financial aid for minority students who meet academi

Teachers charge that Indiana schools are under threat by a powerful lobbying group. (Chicago Federation of Labor)

INDIANAPOLIS - A statehouse rally today is calling attention to efforts to reform education in Indiana. According to the state's teachers' union, that means using taxpayer money to fund private-school vouchers and charter schools at the expense of children who attend public school. The protest is a

Groups are working with first generation college students and their families to get them to complete some kind of post-secondary education. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Getting Indiana's kids motivated when it comes to post secondary education was the focus of a recent event in Indianapolis. The Postsecondary Counseling Institute features a series of workshops for educators, parents, youth workers, and community leaders. Tracy Butler, directo

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